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Vol. 4, No. 2 March/Apr 2011

Colorado, Utah and Idaho Edition

NFT’s State Of The Art FLEX LASE Universal Laser Processing Cell In Operation


Editors Corner “If you are willing to do what’s needed instead of what you want to do, there is always opportunity.” This is a quote from an article I wrote this issue, from Van Pilkington of Pilkington Metal Finishing. I think about this inspiring comment. Many of us didn’t do what we dreamed of doing in life. My sister, Christine, is a Psychiatrist, and she recently told me that her dream was to work at a world-re known advertising agency. But after Dad and Mom had just finished paying for her undergraduate education, they apparently said, “we paid for your school and you are now on your own.” I just learned this, but am happy that they cut the financial strings once she completed her undergraduate schooling. Wow, life is an adventure! I never imagined that when I finished college, armed with a degree to teach students in math, that I would be a computer operator, loading tapes at AT&T. Hours were split between day, evening and night shifts. I once did the mileage, and the team and I each walked 8 miles per shift! It wasn’t a great job, but things progressed. AT&T was my first employer, and it took me to sales in Dallas, TX. I subsequently worked 20 plus years at high tech, large companies, including AT&T, Motorola and Intel, and my jobs moved my family from New Jersey to Dallas, back to New Jersey, and then to Phoenix. In my mid-years, I made the jump. Purchasing the legacy A2Z Metalworker for AZ, NV and NM was my chance in a lifetime! When I opened the A2Z Metalworker for CO, UT and ID, I experienced yet a new opportunity, and met more outstanding business owners. Now comes the newest, the edition for Northern CA, OR and WA. And while it is exhausting, it is at the same time exhilarating! My point is that schooling and family pre-conceived notions are just that. Find a niche, do it and do it well. If you don’t love it, find the time, the energy and the courage, to do something different. Or just find a way to change what you are currently doing so that you can truly enjoy it. Let’s face it, work occupies a large percentage of your life. And to Van’s point, find something in your business life that fills a void. Do it well. Be sure that it is helping others. The fun will come. It always does! You will read about some outstanding companies in this issue. I believe this issue is one of our best in terms of really great companies.

Flex Lase Multi-Axis Laser Processing System In Operation at NFT in Golden, CO. Photography Courtesy of NFT.

Announcements/Releases.................... 6-7 Shop Profile....................................1,18-19 Feature Articles........................ 28-30,38-39 Buyers Guide Equipment.................. 50-54 Buyers Guide Processes.................... 55-61 Card Gallery...................................... 50-61 Index Of Advertisers.............................. 62 Editorial................................. Throughout

Published by: A2Z Metalworker PUBLISHER/EDITOR Linda Daly Mail Address: PO Box 93295 Phoenix, AZ 85070 Telephone: (602) 412-7696 Website: E-mail:

CONTRIBUTORS Gene Wirth Kim Carpenter Chris Seay Published bi-monthly to keep precision manufacturers abreast of news and to supply a viable vendor source for the industry. Circulation: The A2Z Metalworker has compiled and maintains a master list of approximately 5700 people actively engaged in the Precision Manufacturing Industry. It has an estimated pass on readership of more than 17,000 people. Advertising Rates, deadlines and mechanical requirements furnished upon request or you can go to

Business is turning around positively, as our economy rebounds, and as I talk to the industry shops!

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May your businesses continue to prosper, and God Bless our Troops!

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Announcements & Releases Marshall Tool and Supply Announces Expansion into CO and UT! Marshall Tool and Supply, an industrial tool and supply company with the largest inventory of standard and special cutting tools in the Western United States, announces its expansion into Colorado and Utah!

Barry Powell, General Manager says, “Our team member, Bill Blalock, has more than 20 years experience in the industrial tool and supply industry, and in fact, he spent 3 years supporting customers in Utah. Today, Bill is a member of our Phoenix team, and his added responsiblities include supporting our new customers in Utah.” The company is looking for key employees in Salt Lake City and Denver, who are willing to grow Marshall Tool and Supply’s business in these new markets. Barry expects that Marshall Tool and Supply will open regional offices in the next 18 months. For more information on Marshall Tool and Supply’s offerings, or if you want to be part of a ground floor opportunity, call Barry Powell at (602) 269-6295 or go to

Grady Cope Installed as Chairman of the Board of the National Tooling and Machining Association Grady Cope, President of Reata Engineering & Machine Works, Englewood, CO, was installed as 2011 Chairman of the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA), during The MFG (Manufacturing for Growth) Meeting in Chandler, AZ. In 1993, Grady bought a manual mill and lathe with $6,000 on his credit card and launched Reata Engineering & Machine Works, Inc. at night while working days at Gates Rubber Company. In February 1994 he left Gates and hired his first employee.

2005 and 2006.He began serving on the NTMA Executive Team in 2008. Grady believes that the NTMA has contributed a great deal towards Reata’s success as a company while at the same time contributing to his personal development. As NTMA’s Chairman, Grady will preside over the organization’s Board of Trustees, which consists of representatives from each of 45 local NTMA chapters. He also will head the NTMA Executive Team, which consists of three other elected members and the immediate past Chairman of the Board. During his travels around the country as NTMA Chairman, Cope’s message will be “Marketing Manufacturing to America.” Grady is currently a member of the University of Colorado–Denver Engineering Advisory Board, and has served on the University’s Alumni Board.In addition, Grady volunteers for the Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs of Metro Denver, where he has served on the selection committee for the Junior and Senior Youth of the Year. Grady and his wife, Anne, also raise grass fed beef on the family ranch in Elbert County, Colorado, where they reside today. The National Tooling and Machining Association is a nonprofit, industry-led association comprised of more than 1,300 member companies in the business of precision custom manufacturing. Founded in 1943, the Association has 45 local chapters in cities throughout the United States.

Metalcraft Industries Inc. Makes Purchase Acquisition! Metalcraft Industries Inc. based in Westminster, CO has acquired the assets of Collins Machine and Manufacturing Inc. of Louisville, CO. Collins Machine is a leading precision CNC machining company serving the defense, aerospace and medical markets. Collins is also highly regarded in the niche market for machining exotic materials such as honeycomb. Metalcraft Industries Inc. founded in 1948, specializes in precision sheet metal, metal stampings and contract manufacturing for OEM equipment manufacturers. Metalcraft serves the clean energy, industrial, medical and defense markets.

Reata Engineering & Machine Works is a contract design and manufacturing firm. Reata provides design engineering, prototypes, tooling, production machining, assembly, and testing.It serves various industries including aviation/aerospace, medical, semiconductor capital equipment, consumer goods, automotive, industrial, optics, lighting, fluid handling, and material handling to name a few. Reata also manufactures and distributes its own products to the plant maintenance industry.

The Collins acquisition strengthens Metalcraft’s mission of broadening its offering of precision metal components. The addition of Collins’ customers achieves revenue diversification and entry to new markets as well.

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Steel-Price Increases Creep Into Supply Chain The Wall Street Journal
says the impact of escalating steel prices in the U.S. is starting to filter through supply chains, with companies that buy and process steel raising their own prices, stockpiling in advance of possible more increases and boosting volume to offset rising costs.

Steelmakers have increased prices six times, for a total increase of 20% to 30%, since November on basic flat-rolled steel, used in everything from cars to toasters, to offset higher input costs of raw materials, such as iron ore and coal. Higher costs for steel, which are expected to continue well into this year, are hitting bottom lines of companies and prompting additional price increases.

 Caterpillar Inc., the world’s biggest maker of construction and mining equipment, expects higher sales volumes and possible price increases on its own product to offset higher steel costs which represent less than 20% of its material cost. It also buys materials in advance when it expects prices to rise. Emerson Electric has been increasing prices to its customers, redesigning some products and evaluating production processes to counter higher material expenses, which cost the company twice as much as anticipated and contributed to lower-than-expected profit from the quarter ended Dec. 31. Appliance makers like Whirlpool Corp., too, are feeling the pinch and have announced price rises of 8% to 10%, although those full increases may be hard to pass on without losing market share to foreign rivals.

But for the most part, consumers of automobiles, appliances or utensils won’t feel the brunt of steep steel increases. “We have seen these input prices going up sharply for a period of time, but there have been very little pass-through to final consumer markets,” said IHS Global Insight Chief Financial Economist Brian Bethune.

Companies, he said, have been offsetting the increase in nonlabor costs with higher productivity, which he expects will have increased 4% in the fourth quarter. Moreover, only the most steelintensive products would be affected, and few of those are consumer products.

The biggest impact will be felt by companies whose sole business is buying steel directly from steelmakers and stamping, bending, coating and cutting that steel for other companies, such as car and equipment makers. Steel represents their biggest cost, and they have fewer options to spread higher costs across production.


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Some of those companies have been adding to inventory since prices began rising in November in anticipation of further increases. Inventory levels increased to 2.7 months in December, from 2.4 months, according to the Metals Service Centers Institute.

That can be a risky strategy if demand suddenly drops off and they are left with huge inventory, said Bill Hickey, of Lapham-Hickey Steel, a private steel distributor based in Chicago.
“We keep telling customers to not buy more steel than they need,” Mr. Hickey said. “All they would be doing is fuel the problem.” Stockpiling creates artificial demand, which drives up prices.

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people. Only 12% of the PMA’s respondents said they had any employees on short time or layoff.The last time that number was lower than 12% in this survey was in October 2007, when only 8% of companies had workers on short time or layoff.

Among Wire-Net’s survey respondents, 56% said they would hire more workers this year, while a scant 4.1% said they planned to reduce payrolls. Those additions would be on top of the new hires made by 51% of the respondents in 2010 — a year in which 17% let employees go, Mr. Colm noted.

Optimism on upswing at industrial companies Crain’s Cleveland Business
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Local companies and their representatives say they are more optimistic now than they have been for the last two years. Sales are continuing to pick up even through the normally slow months of December and January, and there are no signs that they are slowing.

Two manufacturing groups — Wire-Net and the Precision Metalforming Association — just completed surveys of their members. Both found increased, broad-based optimism with regard to the general economy and their own business prospects and hiring plans.

Wire-Net received responses from 213 businesses, mostly local manufacturers of all types.The PMA’s data came from 116 machine shops, stamping plants and other metal fabricators from across the United States, including Northeast Ohio, where its membership is concentrated.

 “I think this is pretty dramatic evidence that the corner has been turned, and now, hopefully, we can pick up some speed on the straightaway,” Wire-Net president John Colm said.

Mr. Colm said he was particularly struck by his members’ optimism about their prospects for higher sales and hiring in 2011.

A vast majority of Wire-Net’s respondents, 84%, said they expected to see their revenues rise in 2011 — with 39.5% saying they expect an increase of more than 10%. Only 7.3% said they expected to see a decrease in their sales this year.

“That was a dramatic switch from 2009,” Mr. Colm said. “Only 8% in 2009 said revenues would go up.”
Likewise, 52% of the PMA’s survey participants said they expect their order volumes to increase over the next three months. That’s only the third time since 2009 in the monthly poll that a majority of the organization’s respondents indicated they expected an increase, and it’s the first time it has happened since 54% said they expected a pickup in February 2010.

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Optimism among manufacturers appears broad-based. Manufacturers in the automotive sector have been telling Crain’s they’re seeing steady improvement going into 2011, and those in other industries echo their sentiments.

For example, Mentor-based Fredon, which is in the process of doubling its size to 60,000 square feet, is seeing an increase in its defense-related helicopter component business and in demand for parts it makes for diesel locomotives. Sales for the last six months of 2010 were 25% ahead of their pace during the same period of 2009 — and so far this year they are running 39% over where they were last year at this time, said Fredon president Roger Sustar.
 At Drabik Manufacturing in Cleveland, business has been picking up since late August, but a continued increase in business during the normally slow months of December and January has been a particularly pleasant surprise, said president Jim Drabik.

 When Mr. Drabik’s workload picks up, it’s often a sign larger companies are making substantial capital investments. 
Mr. Drabik said his business normally makes a slow and steady climb out of any recession. This time the recovery was slow in coming, but fast and steady once it began.

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U.S. pursues export control reform The Obama administration is continuing its drive to speed export reviews of weapons and high-tech gear despite unrest across the Middle East and should have proposals ready this summer, U.S. defense officials say. Pentagon acquisition chief Ashton Carter underscored the need for reform, saying the current system was so cumbersome it actually drove some nations to buy equipment from other countries. He said the Obama administration was not only willing, but determined to change the system to better protect fewer items, while loosening restrictions on other items that are already widely available on the global market. Escalating protests in the Middle East and North Africa have sparked questions about the wisdom of loosening U.S. export restrictions at a time when Egypt and Tunisia have already seen leaders overthrown. Critics worry that U.S. weapons could fall into the hands of Islamistcontrolled governments that are hostile to the United States or Israel, the closest U.S. ally in the region. Defense officials say they are keeping a close eye on any pending arms sales but the administration is proceeding on a “case by case” basis rather than imposing a blanket moratorium on weapons sales to the Middle East. A2Z METALWORKER

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“It’s in our interest to make this possible,” he said. “When we make it difficult for people, they just give up and go somewhere else to get the equipment they need.” SAUDI, EMIRATES DEALS GOING AHEAD Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said export reforms were driven in part by concerns raised by some of the United States’ closest allies, like Britain and Australia, who complain that current laws hamper their ability to work as closely with the U.S. military as both sides would like. Thus far,Whitman said, there was no move to halt sales to countries like the United Arab Emirates or Saudi Arabia.

Boeing starts assembling first production P-8A Poseidon Boeing star ted final assembly of the fir st U.S. Navy P-8A Po s e i d o n p ro duction aircraft last month at its Renton factory. The Navy plans to purchase 117 of the 737-based Poseidon anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft to replace its turboprop Lockheed Electra-based P-3 Orion fleet.
The Navy awarded Boeing a $1.6 billion contract for the first six production P-8A Poseidons in January, following up on contracts for two static-test P-8As and six flight-test aircraft. “Boeing will deliver this first aircraft to the Navy on schedule in 2012 in preparation for initial operational capability, which is planned for 2013,” Chuck Dabundo, Boeing vice president and P-8 program manager, said in a news release. The first production P-8A fuselage arrived from supplier Spirit AeroSystems last month and was loaded into a tooling fixture, Boeing said. Workers have since started installing systems, wires and other small parts. Boeing has refitted an old site in Seattle for P-8 military systems installation and testing.

BAE Wins US DIA Site Contract The US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has awarded two competitive, five-year task orders to BAE under the Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise (SITE) contract.

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Inspection of Critical High Tolerance Components is Standard Operation at NFT Wow! NFT is a company you want to do business with if you are a Tier One company engaged in the nuclear, aerospace, defense or medical industries! NFT, a minority and family owned business, is a long term supplier to such prestigious entities as the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Energy, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Bechtel Corp, and Savannah River Site to name a few. NFT, with dozens of patents under their belts, has supplied parts to some of the most renowned customers in the world! The company, now called NFT, is a relatively new company, but its divisions date back to 1984, when Gil Brassell, a materials scientist and engineer from a small town in New Mexico, founded Nuclear Filter Technology as a Minority Owned (8A Certified) business. (Gil is, by all means, a success story to hear about, but that’s not what this article is about.) Shortly after founding Nuclear Filter Technology, Gil, a degreed engineer and entrepreneur, saw an untapped business potential for nuclear waste removal services, and opened a new company that provided turn-key analytical A2Z METALWORKER

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NFT’s latest acquisition strategically points to a future of supporting a broader customer base with aerospace, defense, and medical solutions.The acquisition offered NFT the ISO9001:AS9100 certification that these new industries expect. And customers, new and old, are feeling the positive changes. A Bit Of History Is Key To Understanding NFT’s Capabilities. NFT was the first company in the world to provide ventilation for flammable gas mixtures in nuclear gas containers. Founded on unique products that safely vent gases through robust, chemically inert and radiation resistant carbon composites, NFT’s pioneering inventions set the standard and launched an industry in vented nuclear waste packaging. The company is largely family-owned , with CEO Travis Brassell, Gil’s son, Gil’s daughters Crystal Dunkle (HR Assistant) and Heather Klebba (International Business Development), and nephew Arnold Brassell, who serves as Operations Manager. The company’s team members who are not family members include Vice President Terry Wickland, as well as a number of key employees, including chemists, scientists, engineers, machinists, and technicians, many with more than a decade of experience. The company has dedicated teams in 7 states who support customers throughout North America. Their comprehensive services include: • Complete Mechanical Manufacturing

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Industry heads for record deliveries Airbus and Boeing are on course to ship more than 1,000 aircraft this year, but can the airlines absorb all these new jets? Airlines will digest more new mainline airliners than ever before in 2011, as deliveries rise by 5% and surpass four figures for the first time.

Shipments were effectively flat last year, as Airbus’s slight increase was offset by a small decline in deliveries from Seattle. Airbus again out-produced its rival - for the eighth year in succession - delivering 510 aircraft. This breaks its previous all-time output record of 498, set the year before. Boeing’s deliveries fell slightly from 481 in 2009 to 462, with the absence of 787 shipments beginning to tell on the airframer’s output. As a result, the two rivals’ combined delivery tally, 972 aircraft, was down slightly on the 979 delivered in 2009, which at the time was an industry record. However, this will change in 2011 as the two manufacturers ramp up output across both their single-aisle and widebody lines. Boeing should finally begin to ship Dreamliners to customers, as well as the stretched 747-8. Airbus’s chief salesman John Leahy shrugs off the pessimistic outlook that, he says, was prevalent a year ago. “A lot of experts were talking about a 30% reduction in our production and Boeing’s production, and that it was inevitable there was going to be a double-dip recession,” he says. A2Z METALWORKER

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Even the International AirTransport Association “was predicting the airlines would have the worst year they had ever had in the history of international aviation.Well, none of that turned out to be right,” points out Leahy, adding that the industry is “resilient” and is “coming back”. The 780 narrowbodies produced by Airbus and Boeing last year accounted for about 80% of their total deliveries. Both manufacturers are progressively ramping up to reach a combined output of almost 80 singleaisle aircraft a month within the next two years, based on already announced increases. And both are evaluating further boosts which could take their combined monthly rates into the 90-100 aircraft range. Airbus expects its deliveries this year will rise to about 520-530 aircraft, while Boeing forecasts 485-500 shipments - its final tally dependent on how successful it is getting series production of the 747-8 and 787 under way. Whatever happens, production should surpass 1,000 units for the first time. “The market’s increased preference for new equipment has resulted in premature obsolescence for many older jets, weakening companies that depend on aftermarkes for the bulk of their profit,” says Aboulafia. “Right now, airline profits and passenger traffic look strong so there’s not much risk other than a doubledip recession or sustained, very high fuel prices,” adds Aboulafia. “But there are certain areas of concern. Both Airbus and Boeing are using new, very high A330 and 777 rate plans as a way of hedging against a successful 787 ramp-up. But the market does not need 10 a month of all three types, particularly if the A350 XWB arrives on time.”

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billion, calls for delivery of 18 aircraft by 2017. Overall, the contract is worth more than $30 billion, according to Air Force Secretary Michael Donley. EADS’s proposal is built around the Airbus A330 jet. Boeing forwarded a design built around its 767 commercial aircraft.

The award preserves Boeing’s decades-long position as supplier of refueling aircraft to the Air Force, and shores up its standing as a U.S. national champion. The Pentagon’s move is also likely to feed perceptions in European capitals that the U.S. defense market—the biggest in the world—remains largely closed to European defense suppliers. The losing bidder was EADS North America, a unit of European Aeronautic Defence & Space Co.

Boeing’s victory promises to breathe new life into its 767 wide-body aircraft, which entered service in 1982 but has seen commercial orders dwindle in recent years. Boeing has 50 orders remaining for the twin-engine jet, a long-haul workhorse for airlines around the world. The tanker win lets Boeing keep building the jets at its huge Everett, Wash., factory and could help the company attract new commercial orders.

Past efforts by the Air Force to replace its tankers have been upended by scandal, and industry observers said a protest could stall delivery of the aircraft. Ahead of the announcement, the governors of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana sent a letter to President Barack Obama in support of the bid by EADS, which proposed building its tanker at a new facility in Mobile, Ala.

Thousands of U.S. manufacturing jobs are at stake. Boeing proposed to build its tanker at existing facilities in Washington and Kansas, and said the program would support around 50,000 total U.S. jobs and hundreds of suppliers around the country. EADS said its tanker would keep 48,000 Americans employed, and bring jobs to the depressed Gulf Coast region.

In announcing the award, Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn emphasized the Pentagon’s new focus on cost savings. The contract, he said, “favored no one but the taxpayer and the war fighter.”

The KC-X refueling tanker is an effort to replace the Air Force’s aging fleet of KC-135 tankers, which began flying under President Dwight Eisenhower. But the KC-X came to symbolize a highly politicized military procurement process. Previous efforts to pick a winner collapsed amid protests and procurement scandals. This latest award marks the Air Force’s third major attempt to replace its tanker fleet.

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F-35 production model a success on first flight Lockheed Martin accomplished another milestone on the F-35 joint strike fighter program recently with the first flight of the first production model airplane.The one-hour flight of aircraft number AF-6, an F-35A conventional takeoff-and-landing version, from Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base went smoothly, the company said. “The aircraft was rock-solid from takeoff to landing, and successfully completed all the tests we put it through during the flight,” said A2Z METALWORKER

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Pilkington Metal Finishing is celebrating 30 years in business this year! If you are involved in precision manufacturing or fabrication, likely you have sources for heat treating, powder coating, anodizing, non-destructive testing (NDT), liquid and conversion coating, screen and pad-printing and other special processes, but less likely that you have a supplier that does it all! And with Pilkington Metal Finishing strategically located just minutes from the Salt Lake City Airport, their customers can easily and cost effectively be located anywhere west of the Mississippi. Van Pilkington, founder and co-owner of Pilkington Metal Finishing says, “All of our business competencies have evolved from our customers’ requirements.” The company started in a small garage, and now sits in an impressive 75,000 foot facility with more than 140 employees. The company is operated by a core management team of 3: Van, co-owner and brother David Pilkington, and Director of Quality, Wayne VanTassell. The Pilkington team is very experienced in special processes, with more than one-third of the employees having a tenure of 5 plus years at the company of whom 18 employees have 10 years or more with the company. Today, the company continues to satisfy its customers with critical Nadcap Certifications, which they embarked upon first 6 years ago. Their Nadcap certifications today include 4 main categories: Chemical Processing; NDT, Heat Treat and Aerospace Quality A2Z METALWORKER

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Van says that at Pilkington you will find some of the latest in metal finishing technology and equipment. “We continue to invest in processes, equipment and training. We have the ability to test our coatings in-house as well as calibrate most of the equipment needed to run our business. Our capital expenditures are a part of our commitment in our business practices -- to remain competitive we must always upgrade and improve in order to best serve our customers.” Pilkington strives to be viewed as an extension, in essence, an external department, to their loyal customers. For instance, Pilkington meets weekly with several key customers, much like an internal department within an organization. “We like routine meetings and conversations with our customers so we can learn how to better serve them, to address problems in their early stages, and to celebrate victories as well.” Today, Pilkington’s customers include some very large companies

from the aerospace, medical, military and sporting goods sectors. Pilkington credits their customers for encouraging them to continuously expand the special processing services they offer. “While high-quality standards and quick-turn are primary objectives, we additionally reduce costs and project risk by combining many finishing operations right here, under our roof.” Enough of an advantage that it is not unusual for Pilkington Metal Finishing to process over a hundred separate job orders and tens of thousands of parts in a given day!

background combined with quality systems management are a fantastic addition to our capabilities”.Van additionally credits his father, Lew Pilkington, for superior mentoring over the past 30 years. I think Van’s philosophy towards business success is worth repeating “If you are willing to do what’s needed instead of what you want to do, there is always opportunity.”

In order to ensure that Pilkington maintains its reputation for meeting their commitments, the company offers many advantages. The Pilkington facility, owned and built by Pilkington, is designed specifically for their metal finishing with secondary containment, excellent hazardous waste systems, hoists and lots of 440 3-phase power. • An on-site maintenance staff includes a journeyman electrician and certified mechanic that maintains the facility and services machinery in a preventative maintenance mode. • The company has invested in redundant equipment in critical areas so that down time is reduced to a minimum. • The company has departments with specialists dedicated to their respective areas of responsibility including a Quoting and Job Costing Department, Quality Department, HR department, Production Management and Department Managers who are specialists in their trade. • On-going Investment into Nadcap and ISO quality systems with a commitment to continuous improvement. David Pilkington, a U of U graduate of geo-physics, had enjoyed a very successful and lucrative career in domestic oil exploration. David joined as a partner with Van in 1991 and brought with him a broad range of business experience. “David has been the bold one when it comes to planning and investment. His engineering and technical experience has grown this business far beyond what I thought might be possible” says Van. “We’re fortunate to have Wayne VanTassell in our group as well. His chemical engineering

Van also views his customers, big and small alike, as an integral part of the Pilkington business. The big customers, he says, are the brick that make the building and the small customers are the mortar. Both are equally important in ensuring that Pilkington’s business remains consistent, and that sound growth can occur. What’s Next? Pilkington’s mantra is to offer the special processes that his customers need, so new processes, and the latest technology will be added to the metal finishing menu of capabilities as demand occurs. But a succession plan? Don’t worry.Van and David Pilkington’s sons are involved in the business.You can plan on Pilkington Metal Finishing being around for a long,long time! For more information, contact them at 801.972.2146 or go to

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panels. Today, companies like ATK Launch and Autoliv capitalize on Foremaster’s capabilities in this arena. Foremaster Tool specializes in custom tooling with quick turn-around, and there aren’t many machine shops that can do this for their customers. Only shops with very experienced journeymen machinists can satisfy these requirements. They are also well- known for their unique ability manufacture automation assembly equipment. Craig Blackett, operations manager says, “Our customers come to us with a design. We then price the machine components, price the total assembly, machine the parts, and do the final assembly. If and when there is an issue, we are responsible, and we engineer the solution. There is no going back and forth with several machine shops to get the issue resolved.” Brian adds, “This also makes the end automation assembly equipment less expensive for our customers, because there aren’t several party add-ons.We can also turn the product around to our customers much faster, since all of the deliverables are under our control.” When Pete Foremaster initially purchased machines to start his business, Tracy Smith, 2nd generation owner of Smith Machinery, were business associates and friends and worked together to select the right equipment for Pete’s vision of his business. Today, Brian Foremaster continues to purchase high-performance/high-value machine tools from Smith Machinery. He says, “We purchase machines that epitomize operator efficiency – and Mazak fits this bill.Their controls are so user friendly that we have our machinists operating 2 Mazaks simultaneously. There isn’t another machine I can think of where one machinist can safely and efficiently run two machines. In essence, we really look to find both quality and value when we buy a machine. We find that Mazak fits this requirement very well.” Obviously their Mazak machine tools help Foremaster Tool to run their business efficiently as well as profitably, but Brian is quick to admit that another very important reason he purchases his machines from Smith Machinery is their dedication to customer support and satisfaction. “You will not find better local support in this industry than you will find with Smith Machinery. Their Applications Engineer, Ben Anderson, is the best A.E. I have come in contact with, ever! Their

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New GD Stryker Combat Vehicle Needs Restoration General Dynamics’ new Stryker combat vehicle suffers from snags in the driver’s compartment, and is unsuitable for long missions in Afghanistan, according to the Pentagon’s director of operational test and evaluations, Michael Gilmore. “The army should first fix the seat-release latch, used to evacuate an incapacitated driver. Stryker’s small driver’s compartment restricts movement and leads to fatigue during long missions. It should redesign it as soon as feasible,” he said. The army has been testing the new variant in Arizona and California, US, and has found that it meets and in some cases exceeds its requirements in providing protection. The Stryker, with a double V-shaped, blast-deflecting hull, has been redesigned to protect US troops against roadside bombs in Afghanistan’s rugged terrain. The wheeled Stryker troop transport has a crew of two (a driver and commander) and can carry a nine-soldier squad. The US Army plans to acquire 450 Strykers for deployment in June 2011.

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I could give many reasons why you should get flowmeters calibrated/certified such as: DCAS or FAA compliance, Primecontractor requirements, or Medical/FDA regulations. Instead, this article will explain why money saved might be the best and simplest reason of all~ We will use an example a small job-shop performing shieldedwelding gas operations which use Argon or Helium in the process. Most companys meter their welding gas using a brass rotameter flowmeter combined with a pressure regulator attached to the CGA580 fitting on the Argon tanks.These meters are inexpensive, costing around $175-$300 each and their accuracy is accordingly not very good without checking them against a flow standard. Calibration/certification of these Argon/Helium flowmeters at a Primary Standard Laboratory, such as NBS Calibrations, Inc. costs $200-$250 and typically takes 10 working days for turnaround time. Most owners or QC managers scream “How much?” when informed of this and we never hear from many of them again. This reminds me of an old adage in the flow business: Calibration of flowmeters is a messy business. Since flow calibration/certification is a dynamic-calibration process, combining certified gauging with a fluidic flow circuit, something may spill on the floor! The mess is trying to explain that such an expensive and time consuming certification is actually more cost efficient than a company initially perceives. Going back to the example of a welding process shop consuming Argon as a shield gas: At approximately $80/tank of Argon using 16 tanks per month (or 192 tanks/year). Argon is costing your company $15,400/year.This business uses 2 of the combination Brass-body regulator/flowmeters to meter the flow of Argon. My experience with these meters over the years shows they are typically in error +/- 15% of indicated flowrate. For the sake of our example we assume ther meters are reading “low” showing 40 SCFH when the real/calibrated flowrate is 46 SCFH (40 x 1.15 or 15%). This loss sounds small, but let’s look at the math and savings: If using your certified flowmeters to correctly meter the gas, 15% savings on $15,00/ year comes to $2300 saved in Argon each year. Subtracting two flowmeters (calibrated at $225 each per year) is $450, subtracted from $2300 in gas costs, this leaves $1850 in savings by using calibrated/certified flowmeters! This is a significant amount in these lean times.

At first glance it might seem a costly and production stopping endeavor to certify your flowmeters, but in reality it will save you money. Even considering the low cost of purchasing a “spare” flowmeter to rotateout and keep your process going, this makes sense for even the smallest welding or process shops. Contact NBS Calibrations Inc. for more information at 480-894-0592.

US DoD to Equip M-ATVs with Harris Falcon Radio Systems Harris has received an order from the US Department of Defense (DoD) to supply additional Falcon II AN/VRC-103 multiband, multimission vehicular radio systems. Under the $5.5m order, Harris will install the AN/VRC-103 integrated communication system that includes a Falcon II AN/PRC-117F(C) software-defined manpack radio on mine-resistant ambush-protected all-terrain vehicles (M-ATVs). The AN/PRC-117F covers multiple frequencies using military standard voice and data waveforms, ensuring interoperability with a variety of ground-based and airborne equipment. Harris RF Communications US DoD business president Brendan O’Connell said AN/PRC-117F was the first to integrate this solution. A2Z METALWORKER

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Another 8 Years for the C-130 ATS Training Contract Lockheed Martin recently announced an 8-year, $270 million contract to continue offering its C-130 Aircrew Training Systems (ATS), which provide simulators, computer training, and instruction to C-130 pilots in the USA and around the world. Graduates of the formal school are considered mission-qualified, and can report directly to active units – but not C-130J units.The new C-130J family are very different aircraft internally, and have their own C-130J Maintenance and Aircrew Training System (MATS), with its own instructors and sites. ATS training includes all crew positions, refresher courses, cockpit resource management (initial and recurring), Instrument Refresher Courses, and the Instructor Preparatory Course.The contract also includes a security program, an Environmental Health & Safety program, a scheduling office, a student publications library, and learning center operations. Behind the scenes, a full Training System Support Center (TSSC) supports ATS operations & maintenance, research, and development engineering. Lockheed Martin says that nearly 12,000 students from more than 25 countries depend on C-130 ATS for their training needs every year, and draw on 150 instructors to do so.

UAE Armed Forces to Receive Oshkosh Global HET Al Jaber Group has selected Oshkosh Defense to provide the global heavy equipment transporter (HET) vehicle to support United Arab Emirates (UAE) armed forces. Oshkosh and Al Jaber Group jointly designed a new global HET to meet the requirements of the

The new Global HET is a high-performance, 6×6 transport vehicle with a 70t payload capability and is capable of transporting a main battle tank, armored vehicles, construction and other equipment. The vehicle will help the UAE military reduce the wear on equipment and crew fatigue that occurs when travelling long distances. The initial purchase of Global HETs is likely to take place by early 2012.

Raytheon Delivers 250th APG-79 AESA Radar Raytheon Company has delivered its 250th APG-79 active electronically scanned array radar to Boeing. The APG-79 radar is flown on U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft, and on the Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18F Super Hornet. “As we recognize this milestone of the 250th APG-79 AESA delivery, it is also significant to note that 85 radar systems were completed for the U.S. Navy in just the last 12 months,” said Eric Ditmars, F/A-18 program director,Tactical Airborne Systems. “The APG-79 radar has revolutionized fighter combat capabilities and dramatically improved situational awareness for aircrews.This combat-proven, advanced radar technology also has logged more than 175,000 operational flight hours.” The APG-79 AESA hardware offers 10-15 times greater reliability than mechanically scanned array radars, which results in lower life-cycle costs. In addition, it provides capabilities that allow warfighters to detect and identify targets beyond the reach of most missiles. The APG-79 AESA radar is in operation with more than a dozen U.S. Navy squadrons. Internationally, the Royal Australian Air Force received the radar system in 2010, marking the delivery of the first foreign military sale of Super Hornets equipped with the APG-79. A2Z METALWORKER

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USED MACHINERY Automatics & Machinery Co__ 303-651-6545 Denver Machine Tool Inc.___ 303-324-0448 EDM Network_ ________ 480-836-1782 Jorgensen Machine Tools___800-952-0151 K.D. Capital Equipment____480-922-1674 Machine Mart_________303-853-8665 Methods West_________602-437-2220 Moore Tool & Equipment_ 602-455-8904 PrecisionFab Inc._ ____303-779-9180 S&S Machinery Sales_____602-368-8542 WATERJET CUTTING Action Machine________303-532-2900 Fabricating Equip Sales___ 303-466-7342 FLOW Intl.___________909-620-5707 Global EDM Supply_____480-836-8330 Jorgensen Machine Tools___800-952-0151 OMAX Corp_________800-838-0343 Triad Machine_______ 303-424-0268 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Ebbco Inc_ _______800--809-3901 WELD CLEANER Capital Weld Cleaners___ 480-967-0016

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BROACHING Ponderosa Ind_________303-298-1801 Specialty Steel Services___ 801-539-8252 Turning: Automatic Matrix Machine_______ 480-966-4451 CASTINGS

ASSEMBLIES Alfred Manufacturing_____ 303-302-7138 Bar-S Machine_________ 928-636-2115 CGS Technologies_ ______623-869-0600 Cimtech_ ___________ 801-373-6813 High Precision Devices_____303-447-2558 Prescott’s Manufacturing___ 719-482-5826 Seastrom_ _________ 800-634-2356 Wasatch Laser Processing___801-972-3500 Welded Assemblies Weiser/Mile High Precision_ 303-280-2778 BENDING Harco Metal Products_____480-829-0450 JQ Enterprises__________801-975-0777 BONDING Diffusion Vacco Industries________ 626-443-7121 BRAZING Precision Casting Repair_ __ 801-972-2345

May Fundry & Machine___ 801-531-8931 Coating: Nickel/Teflon/Chrome Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 Castings: Repair Precision Casting Repair_ _ 801-972-2345 LA Specialties________ 602-269-7612 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. CLEANING Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 Wasatch Metal Finishing_ _ 801-779-2020 Electro-Coating Services Vacco Industries_______ 626-443-7121 COATING Micropulse West_______ 480-966-2300 Accuwright Industries_ ___ 480-892-9595 COLD SPRAY Arizona Finishing______ 602-438-4443 Accuwright Industries____480-892-9595 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) IDS Machining________801-779-9662 Cimtech___________801-373-6813 DESIGN/ CAD/CAM Innovative Precision____ 801-334-6317 Coating Technologies_ ___ 623-581-2648 Bar-S Machine_________ 928-636-2115 Maverick Mold & Machine_ 303-833-5877 LA Specialties_________602-269-7612 H& S Machine_________ 801-755-7627 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____ 602-437-8995 Coating: Black Oxide DIE CASTING Micropulse West_______ 480-966-2300 Coating Technologies_ ___ 623-581-2648 Watkins Tool & Supply_ __ 303-295-9603 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Coating: Chem Film Quality Mold_ _______ 480-892-5480 DIES LA Specialties________ 602-269-7612 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____ 602-437-8995 EDM: Wire METCO Metal Finishing___ 602-276-4120 Brendell Manufacturing_ __801-677-7700 DISTRIBUTION Pilkington Metal Finishing_ _ 801-972-2146 Central Valley Machine_ __435-752-0934 Alfred Manufacturing_____303-302-7138 Cimtech_ __________ 801-373-6813 Coating: Metal Spray EDM Excalibur Manufacturing___719-520-5404 WMC Machining_______ 801-978-1388 EDM: Dialectric Systems Foremaster Tool_______801-737--0265 Coating: Dry Film Lube /Filtration Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 Ebbco Inc_ __________ 586-716-5151 High Tech Mfg________ 801-972-2422 EDM: Drilling Small Hole IDS Machining________ 801-779-9662 Coating: Liquid Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____ 602-437-8995 Innovative Precision_____ 801-334-6317

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Dave Newman 3981 S 700 E Suite 9 Salt Lake City, UT 84107 Phone 801-265-1999


Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____ 602-437-8995 Micropulse West_______ 480-966-2300 Paramount Machine_ ___ 801-282-2755 H&R Precision_________801-975-7400 Harco Metal Products____ 480-829-0450 Jet Processing_____ 623-869-6749x117 LA Specialties________ 602-269-7612 METCO Metal Finishing_ __ 602-276-4120 Phoenix Heat Treating_ __ 602-258-7751 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 Bead Blasting DunRite Deburring_ ____303-287-3345 De-Rusting Wasatch Metal Finishing_ _801-779-2020 Glass Bead Clean Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 Graining DunRite Deburring_ ____303-287-3345 A2Z METALWORKER


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Hand Deburring: Precision DunRite Deburring_ ____303-287-3345 H&R Precision________ 801-975-7400 Liquid Painting IndustrialEX_______ 303-456-6847 MPI International_ _____ 956-631-6880 Passivation Certified Inspection Service___602-267-0661 Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 Jet Processing_____ 623-869-6749x117 METCO Metal Finishing_ __ 602-276-4120 Polishing DunRite Deburring_ ____303-287-3345 Powder Coating Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443 Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 IndustrialEX_______ 303-456-6847 LA Specialties________ 602-269-7612 MPI International_ _____ 956-631-6880 Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 Silk Screening Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443 IndustrialEX_______ 303-456-6847 Potting/Encapsulation IndustrialEX_______ 303-456-6847

Kelly Martinez Machine Shop Lifetime Products, Inc. P.O. Box 160010, Freeport Center, Bldg D-11 Clearfield, UT 84016 T: 801.726.5312 F: 801.728.1979 email:

Rapid Prototyping Prototype-Cafe_ _____ 720-852-3577 Tumble Deburring Wasatch Metal Finishing_ _801-779-2020 Vibratory Finishing DunRite Deburring_ ____303-287-3345 Wet Paint/CARC MPI International_ _____ 956-631-6880 Aluminum (Medium & Large) Aero Tech________ 801-292-0493 FOUNDRY May Foundry & Machine_ 801-531-8931 State Brass Foundry & Mach._ 801-467-9461 GAS NITRIDING Blanchard Metals Proc._ __801-972-5590 GEAR CUTTING Delltronics, Inc________ 303-789-2661

Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Reata Engineering & Mach._ 303-936-1350 Specialty Steel Svcs____ 801-539-8252 Gear Hobbing Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 GRINDING AzMark_ __________ 480-921-4128 ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Steel Services Grinding_ __ 800-662-0126 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 Grinding, Blanchard Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Steel Services Grinding_ __ 800-662-0126 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700

Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 Mountain View Machine _ _435-755-0500 Grinding: OD AzMark_ __________ 480-921-4128 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____602-437-8995 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 Grinding: Surface ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Quality Mold_ _______480-892-5480 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 GALVANIZING Jordan River Galvanizing__801-282-9375 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Quality Mold_ _______480-892-5480 ENGINEERING/DESIGN 3rd Gen Machine_____ 435-764-4980 AzMark_ __________ 480-921-4128 Nuclear Filter Tech_____303-384-9785 Graphite Services Micro-Tronics, Inc_ _____602-437-8995 FABRICATION Aero Tech________ 801-292-0493 Arrow Sheet Metal Prod_ 303-427-6419 CGS Technologies____ 623-869-0600 Central Valley Machine_ __435-752-0934

Fabrication: Enclosures Falcon Sheet Metal___ 801-298-5064 Fabrication: Medium & Large Arrow Sheet Metal Prod_303-427-6419 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 Falcon Sheet Metal___ 801-298-5064 Group Mfg Serv_______480-966-3952 Weiser/Mile High Precision_ 303-280-2778 WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 Fabrication: SheetMetal Arrow Sheet Metal Prod_303-427-6419 AzMark_ __________ 480-921-4128 Cimtech_________ 801-373-6813 Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 Falcon Sheet Metal___ 801-298-5064 Group Mfg Serv_______480-966-3952 Laser Concepts Inc._ ____ 801-280-7723 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Richards Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 TMM Precision _ ______ 800-448-9448

Weiser/Mile High Precision_303-280-2778 WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 Wrico_ ___________480-892-7800 Fabrication: Steel EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 Falcon Sheet Metal___ 801-298-5064 Fabrication: Non-Metal Wesco Laser Mchg._ ____ 303-765-5916 Custom Auto/Truck/Bike H& S Machine_______ 801-755-7627 FINISHING Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443 Coating Technologies_ ___623-581-2648 DunRite Deburring_ ____303-287-3345 Galvanizing: Hot Dip Jordan River Galvanizing__801-282-9375 TMM Precision _ ______800-448-9448 Galvanizing: Zinc Jordan River Galvanizing__801-282-9375 FORMING Wasatch Laser Processing__801-972-3500 HEAT TREATING Blanchard Metals Proc._ __801-972-5590 Phoenix Heat Treating_ __ 602-258-7751

Pilkington Metal Finishing__801-972-2146 Reata Engineering & Mach._ 303-936-1350 Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 Custom Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 Cryogenics Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 Aluminum Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 Nitriding Temperature Processing___ 303-772-0250 INSPECTION Inspection, First Article Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 Inspection Services Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 Sustaining Edge Solutions__888-572-9642 IRON STITCHING Precision Casting Repair__801-972-2345 LASER CUTTING Laser Cutting Arrow Sheet Metal Prod_303-427-6419 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 • 57 • March/Apr 2011 57 •Nov/Dec 2010





Shawn Carlin

Laser Concepts Inc._ ____ 801-280-7723 Leach Laser_ _________602-254-1141 Richards Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 TMM Precision _ ______800-448-9448 Wasatch Laser Processing__801-972-3500 Wesco Laser Mchg._ ____ 303-765-5916 Wrico_ ___________480-892-7800 Laser Cutting: Micro Vacco Industries______ 626-443-7121 Laser Cutting: Non-Metal Wesco Laser Mchg._ ____ 303-765-5916 Laser Cutting: Pipe&Tube Wasatch Laser Processing__801-972-3500 Wesco Laser Mchg._ ____ 303-765-5916 Laser Cutting: 3D E-Coat MPI International_ _____ 956-631-6880 EMI/RFI Shielding IndustrialEX_______ 303-456-6847 Laminating Wesco Laser Mchg.___303-765-5916 Laser Engraving 4 Axis Machining Inc.____ 303-295-1544 Vacco Industries______ 626-443-7121 A2Z METALWORKER

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Laser Marking 4 Axis Machining Inc.____ 303-295-1544 High Tech Mfg________ 801-972-2422 Vacco Industries______ 626-443-7121 LINE BORING WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 MACHINING Alfred Mfg_________ 303-302-7138 American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Collins Machine______ 303-449-6912 H&R Precision________ 801-975-7400 Mountain View Machine_ _435-755-0500 RD Machine & MFg____ 801-977-0447 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Seastom__________800-634-2356 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 Machining: 3D Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 Powerhaus Precision_ ___480-225-8854 Prototype-Cafe_ _____ 720-852-3577 Machining: 5 Axis 4 Axis Machining Inc.____303-295-1544

Accutech Machine______ 801-975-1117 Cling’s Manufacturing____ 480-968-1778 CNC Rescue_ ________ 801-266-2261 DaCo Precision Manuf._ __801-478-9000 Fauston_ __________303-420-7422 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Machining: Aerospace AzMark_ __________ 480-921-4128 White Rock Inc._ _____ 435-750-6414 H&R Precision________ 801-975-7400 Machining: Contract Machine Dynamics_ ____208-852-3100 American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Matrix Machine_____ 480-966-4451 Machine Dynamics_ ____208-852-3100 Lewis Aerospace_ ____ 877-254-2024 Nuclear Filter Tech_ ___ 303-384-9785 Machine Dynamics_ ____208-852-3100 Paramount Machine_ ___801-282-2755 Matrix Machine_____ 480-966-4451 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Maverick Mold & Machine_ 303-833-5877 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 Machining: Laser Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ____ 602-437-8995 AzMark_ __________ 480-921-4128 Mountain View Machine_ _435-755-0500 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Nuclear Filter Tech_ ___ 303-384-9785 Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 Paramount Machine_ ___801-282-2755 Fauston_ _________ 303-420-7422 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Foremaster Tool______ 801-737--0265 Pinnacle Precision_ ___435-563-2722 JPS Manufacturing_ ___ 480-367-9542 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Gerome Mfg________520-622-8402 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 High Tech Mfg_______ 801-972-2422 Prescott’s Mfg_________ 719-482-5826 Innovative Precision_ __ 801-334-6317 Powerhaus Precision_ ___480-225-8854 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Quality Mold_ _______480-892-5480 Leach Laser_ _________602-254-1141 Quick Turn Precision_____801-334-6800 Lewis Aerospace_ ____ 877-254-2024 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Machine Dynamics_ ___ 208-852-3100 Reata Engineering & Mach._ 303-936-1350 Matrix Machine______ 480-966-4451 RD Machine & MFg____ 801-977-0447 Nuclear Filter Tech_ ___ 303-384-9785 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 Paramount Machine_ __ 801-282-2755

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Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Quality Mold_ ______480-892-5480 Reata Engineering & Mach_ 303-936-1350 RD Machine & Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 White Rock Inc.______ 435-750-6414 Machining: Mobile Field Service WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 Machining: Mold Base Maverick Mold & Machine_303-833-5877 Machining: Production 3rd Gen Machine_____ 435-764-4980 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Brendell Manufacturing_ 801-677-7700 CNC Rescue_ _______ 801-266-2261 Collins Machine______ 303-449-6912 DaCo Precision Manuf._ __801-478-9000 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550


Collins Machine______ 303-449-6912 DaCo Precision Manuf._ __801-478-9000 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Fauston_ __________303-420-7422 Foremaster Tool______ 801-737--0265 H&R Precision________ 801-975-7400 High Precision Devices_ __303-447-2558 IDS Machining______ 801-779-9662 Innovative Precision_ __ 801-334-6317 JPS Manufacturing_ ___ 480-367-9542 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Leading Edge Machine_ _ 435-563-9425 Lewis Aerospace______ 877-254-2024 Machine Dynamics_ ___ 208-852-3100 Micropulse West______ 480-966-2300 Mountain View Machine_ 435-755-0500 Nuclear Filter Tech_ ___ 303-384-9785 Premac Precision Mach’g_ 719-784-9434 Prototype-Cafe_ _____ 720-852-3577 Quick Turn Precision_ __ 801-334-6800 Radtech_ _________ 303-789-4247 RD Machine & Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 Seastrom_ ________ 800-634-2356 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031

Fauston_ _________ 303-420-7422 H&R Precision________ 801-975-7400 High Tech Mfg_______ 801-972-2422 Innovative Precision_ __ 801-334-6317 JPS Manufacturing_ ___ 480-367-9542 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Machine Dynamics_ ___ 208-852-3100 Paramount Machine_ __ 801-282-2755 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Premac Precision Mach’g_719-784-9434 Prescott’s Mfg________719-482-5826 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Reata Engineering & Mach_ 303-936-1350 RD Machine & Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 White Rock Inc.______ 435-750-6414 Machining: Prototype 3rd Gen Machine_____ 435-764-4980 4 Axis Machining Inc.____303-295-1544 Accutech Machine______801-975-11174 Machining: Plastics American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 _____ 720-852-3577 Prototype-Cafe_ Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 Machining: Quick Turn Brendell Manufacturing_ 801-677-7700 Powerhaus Precision_ ___480-225-8854 Central Valley Machine__435-752-0934 Cling’s Manufacturing_ _ 480-968-1778 Machining: R & D Milling CNC Rescue_ ________ 801-266-2261 3rd Gen Machine_____ 435-764-4980

American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Brendell Manufacturing_ 801-677-7700 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ____ 602-437-8995 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Powerhaus Precision_ ___480-225-8854 Premac Precision Mach’g_719-784-9434 Prescott’s Mfg_______ 719-482-5826 Reata Engineering & Mach._ 303-936-1350 Wasatch Laser Processing__801-972-3500 White Rock Inc._ _____ 435-750-6414 WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 Machining: CNC 4 Axis Machining Inc.____303-295-1544 Accutech Machine______ 801-975-1117 American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Brendell Manufacturing__ 801-677-7700 Cling’s Manufacturing_ _ 480-968-1778 CNC Rescue_ _______ 801-266-2261 Collins Machine______ 303-449-6912 DaCo Precision Manuf.__ 801-478-9000 Davis Manufacturing___ 303-762-0550 Fauston_ _________ 303-420-7422 Foremaster Tool_____ 801-737--0265 H&R Precision_______ 801-975-7400 H& S Machine_______ 801-755-7627 A2Z METALWORKER

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Howard Precision Machined Products

Howard Precision Machined Products 776 West Honda Park Drive Ryan Howard Bluffdale, Utah 84003 President 801-619-9850 phone 801-619-9852 fax 801-808-4106 cell

MPI Metal Processing International, L.P. TACOM APPROVED o ISO 9001-2000

E-Coat,Powder Coat,Wet Paint/CARC,Plating Alodine,ZN Phosphate,Chemical Stripping,Acid Pickle 6100 S. International Pkwy. Suite 500 McAllen, TX. 78503

Local: (956)631-6880 Fax: (206)203-3102

IDS Machining_ _____ 801-779-9662 Innovative Precision_ __ 801-334-6317 JPS Manufacturing_ ___ 480-367-9542 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Leading Edge Machine__ 435-563-9425 Apex Engineering_ ___ 435-713-0072 Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 Cling’s Manufacturing_ _ 480-968-1778 CNC Rescue_ _______ 801-266-2261 DMSI___________801-972-6093 IDS Machining_ _____ 801-779-9662 Micro-Tronics, Inc_____ 602-437-8995 Pinnacle Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Premac Precision Mach’g_719-784-9434 RD Machine & Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 Reata Eng.& Mach_ ___ 303-936-1350 Seastrom_ ________800-634-2356 WMC Machining______ 801-978-1388 A2Z METALWORKER

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Machining: Semiconductor Brendell Manufacturing_ 801-677-7700 Powerhaus Precision_ ___480-225-8854 Cling’s Manufacturing____ 480-968-1778 Collins Machine______ 303-449-6912 Machining: Swiss 3rd Gen Machine_____ 435-764-4980 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 High Tech Mfg_______ 801-972-2422 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Pinnacle Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Machining: Precision Powerhaus Precision_ ___480-225-8854 4 Axis Machining Inc.___ 303-295-1544 White Rock_ ________ 435-750-6414 American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Machining: Ultra-Precision Central Valley Machine__435-752-0934 CNC Rescue_ _______ 801-266-2261 H&R Precision________ 801-975-7400 Pinnacle Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Pinnacle Precision_ ___435-563-2722 White Rock Inc.______ 435-750-6414 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Machining: Turning Machining: Waterjet American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 Colorado Waterjet_ ___970-532-5404 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Quick Turn Precision_ __801-334-6800 AzMark_ __________ 480-921-4128 MANUFACTURING Bar-S Machine_______ 928-636-2115 Brendell Manufacturing_ 801-677-7700 Brendell Manufacturing_ 801-677-7700 Collins Machine______ 303-449-6912 Group Mfg Serv______480-966-3952 Fauston_ _________ 303-420-7422 High Precision Devices__303-447-2558 IDS Machining_ _____ 801-779-9662 Prescott’s Manufacturing_719-482-5826 H&R Precision________ 801-975-7400 RD Machine & Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 Contract JPS Manufacturing_ ___ 480-367-9542 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Leading Edge Machine_ __ 435-563-9425 Manufacturing: Electrode Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Wire-Tech_ ________ 480-966-1591 Premac Precision Mach’g_719-784-9434 Production Quick Turn Precision_ __801-334-6800 Aero Tech_ ________ 801-292-0493 RD Machine & Mfg_ ___ 801-977-0447 Central Valley Machine__435-752-0934 Wesco Laser Mchg______ 303-765-5916 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 Machining:Medical L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Pinnacle Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Laser Concepts Inc.____ 801-280-7723 Prescott’s Mfg________ 719-482-5826 Prescott’s Manufacturing_719-482-5826 Machining: Milling Robotic CNC American Machine & Eng._ _ 801-973-0494 DMSI____________ 801-972-6093

Routering CNC DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Small Part Pinnacle Precision_ ___435-563-2722 Turnkey Product Services Aero Tech_ ________ 801-292-0493 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 Accuwright Industries___480-892-9595 METALIZING Accuwright Industries___480-892-9595 MOLDING: RUBBER Micro-Tronics, Inc_____ 602-437-8995 MOLDING: ARC Watkins Tool & Supply__303-295-9603 MOLDS Colorado Tool Design Inc_ 720-218-5246 JCB Precision Tool & Mold_303-292-4434 Lifetime Products_____ 801-728-1260 Maverick Mold & Machine_303-833-5877 Prescott’s Manufacturing_719-482-5826 Quality Mold_ ______480-892-5480 Molds: Blow Lifetime Products_____ 801-728-1260 Molds: Construction IDS Machining______ 801-779-9662 Molds: Plastic Injection JCB Precision Tool & Mold__303-292-4434 Lifetime Products_ _____801-728-1260 Maverick Mold & Machine_ 303-833-5877 Micro-Tronics, Inc_ ____ 602-437-8995 Watkins Tool & Supply_ _ 303-295-9603 Molds: DieCast Design Colorado Tool Design Inc_ _ 720-218-5246 Molds: Injection Design Alfred Manufacturing_ 303-302-7138 Colorado Tool Design Inc_ _ 720-218-5246 JCB Precision Tool & Mold_303-292-4434 Prototype-Cafe_ _____ 720-852-3577 Molds: Rotational 3rd Gen Machine_____ 435-764-4980 Molds: Trim Die Design Colorado Tool Design Inc_ _ 720-218-5246

Molds Steel DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Aero Tech_ ________ 801-292-0493 Arizona Finishing_____602-438-4443 ChemResearch_ _____ 602-253-4175 Jet Processing____ 623-869-6749x117 Mil Spec Painting IndustrialEX_______ 303-456-6847

Hydraulic Cylinder Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 ROLL FORMING Lifetime Products_ _____801-728-1260 ROUTERING, CNC Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 SAW CUTTING Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 SHOT PEENING Blanchard Metals Proc._ __801-972-5590 SPINNING: METAL Metal Spinning Solutions__ 480-899-0939 SPLINES Specialty Steel Services__ 801-539-8252

SPRAY: METAL, PLASMA Accuwright Industries____480-892-9595 PAINTING SPRINGS MPI International_ _____ 956-631-6880 Flat & Wire Richards Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 SPRING WORKS Utah_ ___ 801-298-0113 PARTS: MISC. STAMPING Lifetime Products_ _____801-728-1260 Alfred Manufacturing____303-302-7138 PHOTO FABRICATION Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 Newcut Inc._ _______ 315-331-7680 Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 Frontier Metal Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 PLATING Harco Metal Products_ ___ 480-829-0450 METCO Metal Finishing__ 602-276-4120 Lifetime Products_ _____801-728-1260 Blanchard Metals Proc.__ 801-972-5590 Richards Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 ChemResearch_ _____ 602-253-4175 Seastrom_ _________ 800-634-2356 LA Specialties_______ 602-269-7612 Weiser/Mile High Prec._303280-2778 MPI International_____ 956-631-6880 Stamping:Aerospace Anodizing Frontier Metal Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Blanchard Metals Proc._ __801-972-5590 Stamping:Assembly ChemResearch________ 602-253-4175 Jet Processing_____ 623-869-6749x117 Frontier Metal Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Stamping:Design Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 Frontier Metal Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 POLISHING Weiser/Mile High Prec._303280-2778 LA Specialties_______ 602-269-7612 Stamping:Flat Forming PRECISION FORMING SPRING WORKS Utah_ ___ 801-298-0113 Richards Fab________801-409-0392 Stamping: Light TMM Precision _ ______800-448-9448 Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 Wrico_ ___________480-892-7800 SPRING WORKS Utah_ ___ 801-298-0113 Stamping:Precision PROCESSING: METAL Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 Acid Pickle Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 MPI International______956-631-6880 Frontier Metal Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 Chemical Stamping:Prototype LA Specialties________ 602-269-7612 Frontier Metal Stamping_ _ 303-458-5129 MPI International______956-631-6880 Stamping:Short Run Cygnet____________ 818-240-7574 Plating Alodine SWISS SCREW MCHG. MPI International______956-631-6880 Howard Screw Machine ___ 801-808-4106 Phosphate Lewis Aerospace_ ____ 877-254-2024 MPI International______956-631-6880 Seastrom_ _________ 800-634-2356 PUNCHING TAPPING Group Manufacturing Serv_ 480-966-3952 Laser Concepts Inc._ ____ 801-280-7723 TESTING REPAIR Testing: Non-Destructive Bearing Surface Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 Blanchard Metals Proc._ __801-972-5590

Jet Processing_____ 623-869-6749x117 Pilkington Metal Finishing_801-972-2146 THERMAL SPRAY Accuwright Industries____480-892-9595 TOOL MAKING JCB Precision Tool & Mold_303-292-4434 TOOL & DIE Foremaster Tool______ 801-737--0265 JCB Precision Tool & Mold__ 303-292-4434 Wrico_ ___________480-892-7800

Skyline Products________719-392-9046 Richards Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Welding: Orbital Richards Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Welding: Precision Arrow Sheet Metal Prod___ 303-427-6419 Davis Manufacturing_ ___303-762-0550 Excalibur Manufacturing_ _719-520-5404 Genesis_ __________ 303-449-6912 JPS Manufacturing_ ____480-367-9542 Richards Fab_ _____ 801-409-0392 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789 Weiser/Mile High Prec._303280-2778 Welding: Thin Wall Alum. Genesis_ _________ 303-449-6912 Welding: TIG Arrow Sheet Metal Prod___ 303-427-6419 Cimtech_ __________ 801-373-6813 Genesis_ __________ 303-449-6912 Mountain View Machine___ 435-755-0500 JPS Manufacturing_ ____480-367-9542 Petersen Inc_________ 800-410-6789

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